Cat Power is set to play a special Dylan-themed show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
It’s one of the most famous shows in rock history. Bob Dylan and the Band play Manchester’s Albert Hall, and are greeted with the incendiary cry: “Judas!” Demanding the band play louder and louder, Dylan faces down his folk adversaries, and cements the evening’s place in rock mythology.
Bootlegged as a show at the Royal Albert Hall, the evening was eventually given a full release, while debate continues over who actually gave the fateful cry of “Judas”.
Cat Power has decided to play London’s Royal Albert Hall later this year, and will cover Dylan’s performance in its entirety. A curious move, but she’s long cited the songwriter as an influence, and has frequently covered his work.
The show takes place on November 5th, and will match up exactly alongside Dylan’s performance – acoustic in the first half, then electric in the second.
Cat Power says: “When I finally got the opportunity to play The RAH, it was a no brainer. I just wanted to sing Dylan songs. And as much as any, this collection of his songs, to me, belong there.”